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The Best Episodes of Containment

Every episode of Containment ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Containment!

An epidemic breaks out in Atlanta leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. This is the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the quarantine reveals both the devolution of humanity and the birth of unlikely heroes.

Network:The CW

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The best episode of "Containment" is "Nothing Gold Can Stay", rated 8.3/10 from 411 user votes. It was directed by Chris Grismer and written by Julie Plec, Tom Farrell. "Nothing Gold Can Stay" aired on 7/5/2016 and is rated 0.6 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "There's a Crack in Everything".

  • Nothing Gold Can Stay
    8.3/10 411 votes

    #1 - Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-07-05

    Lex and Leo clash over their next move after a failed plan threatens to unravel their entire case. When word begins to spread that there may be a way out of the cordon, Jana considers her options. Finally, an unexpected turn of events brings Jake and Katie closer than ever.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: Julie Plec, Tom Farrell

  • There's a Crack in Everything
    7.7/10 321 votes

    #2 - There's a Crack in Everything

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-06-14

    Dr. Cannerts makes a major breakthrough that brings him one step closer to finding a cure for the virus. Meanwhile, after monitoring hospital surveillance from the day of the outbreak, Katie and Jake unravel the truth behind Patient Zero. Elsewhere, Jana and Suzy move forward with a plan to escape the cordon using the city’s underground tunnel system. Finally, a risky operation to extract the potential antidote from the cordon takes an unexpected turn.

    Director: Elliott Lester

    Writer: Ariella Blejer, Dawn Kamoche

  • A Kingdom Divided Amongst Itself
    7.7/10 315 votes

    #3 - A Kingdom Divided Amongst Itself

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-06-21

    As tensions reach a fever pitch inside the cordon, mobs of angry protestors take to the streets in an attempt to break free. Meanwhile, stuck in isolation and cut off from their chain of command, Lex and Dr. Lommers have no choice but to stand by helplessly as the cordon erupts into mass chaos. At the hospital, Jake attempts to lighten the mood by taking Katie on a date, but their happiness is short-lived after they discover that several of Katie’s students have gone missing. Meanwhile, with Lex nowhere to be found, Leo moves forward with their investigation, inching one step closer to uncovering the person responsible for the outbreak.

    Director: Lance Anderson

    Writer: Michael Jones-Morales

  • A Time to Be Born
    7.7/10 297 votes

    #4 - A Time to Be Born

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-06-28

    When Teresa goes into labor, Jana, Suzy and Sam band together to turn Bitscan into a makeshift delivery room. Meanwhile, after spending some time with Dr. Lommers, Lex grows concerned after noticing a sudden shift in her behavior. Elsewhere, Leo continues to unravel the conspiracy behind the virus outbreak, while Jake stumbles upon some damning information about who may be involved. Finally, fed up with his lies, Katie confronts Dr. Cannerts.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Be Angry at the Sun
    7.6/10 421 votes

    #5 - Be Angry at the Sun

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-05-03

    Controversial videos featuring chaos inside the cordon sees Lex requesting reinforcements.

    Director: Charles Beeson

    Writer: Marguerite MacIntyre

  • With Silence and Tears
    7.6/10 375 votes

    #6 - With Silence and Tears

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-05-10

    Things become more dire inside the situation room. Lex becomes more frustrated by the false hope he's forced to send to the public.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: Michael Jones-Morales

  • Like a Sheep Among Wolves
    7.6/10 330 votes

    #7 - Like a Sheep Among Wolves

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-05-17

    Lex and Dr. Lommers clash over how to pull off a food drop within the cordon. Katie looks for answers.

    Director: Janice Cooke

    Writer: Jeff Stetson

  • Inferno
    7.6/10 337 votes

    #8 - Inferno

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-05-31

    Lex ends up clashing with Capt. Scott. The data recovery center is under attack.

    Director: David Boyd

    Writer: Chris Ord, Matt Corman

  • I to Die, You to Live
    7.5/10 474 votes

    #9 - I to Die, You to Live

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-04-26

    Lex finds out that a woman who had close contact with an infected patient has disappeared.

    Director: Charles Beeson

    Writer: Julie Plec

  • Yes Is the Only Living Thing
    7.5/10 265 votes

    #10 - Yes Is the Only Living Thing

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-07-12

    As Jana, Sam and Suzy pull together the funds they need to plot their escape, Jake considers his own options for breaking out of the cordon. Lex receives cryptic clues from Leo that lead him to an abandoned warehouse outside the city. Elsewhere, a widespread rumor leaves Dr. Cannerts’ life in danger. Finally, after seeking shelter at her grandma’s house, Teresa makes a difficult decision about her family’s future.

    Director: Charles Beeson

    Writer: Marguerite MacIntyre

  • Pilot
    7.4/10 628 votes

    #11 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-04-19

    An urban quarantine happens in Atlanta following a deadly outbreak of a mysterious disease.

    Director: David Nutter

    Writer: Julie Plec

  • He Stilled the Rising Tumult
    7.4/10 323 votes

    #12 - He Stilled the Rising Tumult

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-05-24

    As life returns to normal, Lex moves forward with to try and reveal the truth about a possible government cover-up.

    Director: Michael A. Allowitz

    Writer: Elizabeth Peterson

  • Path to Paradise
    7.3/10 284 votes

    #13 - Path to Paradise

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-07-19

    With only one shot to take Dr. Lommers down for good, Lex carefully plans his next steps. Jana, Suzy, Teresa and Xander make their dangerous escape out of the cordon, but unexpected road blocks threaten to destroy their chance of making it home. Inside the cordon, Dr. Cannerts and Jake make a breakthrough discovery following a risky experimental treatment. Finally, with time running out, Lex is forced to make a decision that will change his life forever.

    Director: Charles Beeson

    Writer: Chris Ord, Matt Corman